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Woodland Montessori School

Inspiring Lifelong Learners for Over 45 Years!



Enrolling our Children at Woodland Montessori was one of the best decisions we’ve made. From the start, we found warm, supportive community that made both our children and us feel welcome.

The Montessori approach at Woodland Montessori encouraged our children’s natural curiosity and fostered their independence. The hands-on learning activities were engaging and fun, instilling a love for learning early on. The mixed age classrooms created a unique environment where our child could learn from older peers and mentor younger ones. Promoting both academic and social growth. The Foundation our child received in Maple Sprouts was crucial in setting them up for success.

The sense of community at Woodland is exceptional. The teachers are not only skilled and dedicated but also incredibly supportive. We always felt included and informed through regular updates and open communication. This strong partnership between parents and educators made a significant difference in our children’s development. By volunteering at the school, we were able to be a part of our children’s school day and get glimpses into how they interact with their peers in the classroom.

As our children progressed to the leadership year, we saw remarkable growth in confidence, independence, and social skills. The foundation built at woodland Montessori has been invaluable. We highly recommend Woodland Montessori to any parent looking for a nurturing and community-focused school experience. 

-Abbie & Chris Steffen

Our Mission

Woodland Montessori School fosters the natural Spirit of inquiry and thrill of discovery within each child by upholding the Montessori philosophy.

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Welcome to Our School

Woodland Montessori School has proudly served the Flathead Valley and surrounding communities since 1977, offering an excellent educational approach based on the principles of Maria Montessori for over 45 years. Our school is committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment for children to grow, learn, and thrive by offering quality early education programs for children ages two through six.

Woodland Montessori School is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). This membership represents our dedication to the Montessori philosophy and commitment to maintaining a certified teaching staff, fully equipped classroom environments, and AMS operational standards.

We offer:

  • Early Learner program – children ages 2-3

  • Early Childhood program – children ages 3-6 (includes Leadership Year [Kindergarten])

  • Leadership Club – advanced activities for children in their Leadership Year

  • An engaging before- and after-school program for children needing extended care

  • Montessori-credentialed lead teachers in each classroom

  • A safe, secure environment

  • Moral and ethical values – fostering respect for self and others through community involvement

  • High academic standards in an atmosphere that fosters independent thinking, personal responsibility, freedom of choice, self-esteem, love and respect

  • Individualized instruction

  • Integrated studies, including fine arts

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AMS and MACTE Affiliations

Montessori Philosophy

Individualized, self-paced learning

High academic standards in an atmosphere that fosters independent thinking, personal responsibility, freedom of choice , self-esteem, love and respect. 

 Multi-aged Classrooms

Quality early education programs for children ages 2 through 6

Teaching the whole child in multi-age, family-like groupings, and a prepared classroom environment. 

AMS & MACTE Affiliates

AMS Early Childhood Montessori Certified Teachers

Dedicated and certified teaching staff  responsible for nurturing responsible citizens who have the ability and desire to fulfill a lifetime of educational and social goals.

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